Sunday, March 27, 2011

Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Angelfire (Angelfire, #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action. 

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul. 

A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once. 

While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.

My Review: 

    Angelfire was an awesome story and I have no idea why it's taken me so long. This was a very unique take on angels and demons, and it intrigued me. Angelfire is very fast paced, and there is always something going on.
    Ellie, the main character has a great voice, and I was very attached to her. I could relate with what was going on with her, and I really wanted her to succeed.
    Will- oh Will. The guardian, patient, protector, hot, sweet, pushes her to be the best she can be, love through centuries, what more can you say. Swoon. Come on home with me, baby.
    I like how friendship is shown as hard to balance- makes it all real to me. She wanted to keep her friends, but as she has more responsibility from the paranormal world, and she has to keep them away to protect them.
    The mystery kept me turning the pages, who is Will and what about Ellie- what are their secrets, what were they to each other, in battle of what makes someone good or evil. 

I'd love to hear what you think of my review and/or this book. 

Here's my video review:


  1. Great review! I haven't read this one yet but I've been eyeing it. Thanks, I'll have to move it onto my to buy list.

  2. Sorry to tell you, but you can't have Will. I've already called dibs and Courtney has offered up a clone for me.

    Nice review, Brandi! I'm happy you finally got around to reading it.

  3. This book sounds rather interesting. It's good to get a new take on the angels and demons concepts.
    - Nicholas

  4. Great review Brandi,

    lol!! I read this a while back and I fell in love with Will too. He is a quieter, sensitive soul. I love Courtney's blog page and the artwork of the characters. Will looks gorgeous:D


  5. Glad you loved the book [read: Will] so much. I wish I could say the same. I reviewed it a week or two ago over at

  6. I loved Will too, such a great guy. Have you read the deleted scene that is in Will's POV?

    It's so good.

  7. Oh, cool idea to do a video review. :)

    I have this one on my want list. :) I'm needing to get it.

    Thanky you!

  8. I feel like I was the only one who didn't like this book. Everyone else has raved about it. :/ I liked the idea of the romance, but the main character drove me nuts!


  9. I guess we'll have to put Will on the rotating schedule of YA boys who come and visit us bloggers ;)

  10. It does sound good :=D But I am a bit wary when it comes to YA pnr, I get disappointed so often :(

  11. Ooh this book has been on my TBR for the longest time but I've just never had a great urge to read it any time soon. This might have to change, it sounds really good and I enjoy fast pace stories and good characters. Thanks for your review!


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